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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES CPI Investigation Worker Trainee in EL PASO, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionChild Protective Investigations (CPI) Investigators investigate claims of child abuse and neglect. They have the difficult task of figuring out what happened and predicting what will happen in the future. CPI receives and investigates reports of abuse and neglect 24 hours per day, every day of the year. A CPI investigation includes interviewing and gathering information to see if abuse or neglect happened and if intervention is necessary. The investigator considers both risk and safety issues and may recommend services for the child and family to reduce the risk of further abuse or neglect.A Child Protective Investigation Worker Trainee- SAO CPI Investigator Worker Trainee{target="blank"}.WHY WORK FOR DFPS?The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is responsible for protecting the unprotected and#151; children, elderly, and people with disabilities and#151; from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. DFPS accomplishes this responsibility by employing over 12,000 workers who live up to the agency's Mission, Vision, and Values{target="blank"} in service to the citizens of Texas.DFPS is not only a qualifying organization for the Service Loan Forgiveness Program{target="blank"}, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments, but also offers excellent health benefits{target="blank"}, special discounts on many products and services through the Discount Purchase Program{target="blank"}, a lifetime monthly retirement annuity as well as Texa$aver 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System{target="blank"} of Texas. An additional benefit you will receive is 12 days of paid annual leave, 12 sick days, and the potential to earn up to four days of administrative leave each year. Your annual paid leave accrual increases as your tenure increases. HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE:To explore more of what Investigation Specialists do, click here{target="blank"}.To view a realistic online video about Child Protective Investigations workers and clients, please click here{target="blank"}.You will also have access to a self-assessment that will help you determine if this type of work is something that is a good fit for you. Essential Job Functionsand#149;Determines the causes/factors of abuse/neglect to children to assess current or future risk to children by gathering information from parents, family members, and others; interviewing and examining children; assessing home environment; and gathering pertinent information from other sources.and#149;Collaborates and works with the family to determine strengths, needs and action to be taken to remove or to reduce an immediate threat to the safety of a child to include referring family for crisis intervention therapy or other community resources, testifying in court to seek emergency protective services, and placing children in substitute care. and#149;Enters contact, documentation information https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job_profile.cfm?szOrderID=590584 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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